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Life of King Tut
In the Tomb of Tut
King Tut'ankhamun
Carter's Diaries

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Howard Carter
Howard Carter and his backer Lord Carnavon standing by the wall leading to the intact burial chamber of King Tut.

Tut's Coffin
Tut's coffin before the initial unveiling of his mummy.

The God Horus

The Boy King

Ironically, our greatest royal treasure from ancient Egypt comes from a short lived boy king. King Tutankhamun was not even in the same category of achievement as the great Egyptian kings such as Khufu (builder of the Great Pyramid), Amenhotep III (prolific builder of temples and statuary throughout Egypt), or Ramesses II (prolific builder and usurper), in terms of the length of his reign or the depth of his accomplishments.

Indeed, it is his little known status that contributed to the successful hiding of his tomb, which was covered over by a later pharaoh who was clearing away an area in which to cut his own tomb.

On November 26, 1922, Howard Carter made archaeological history by unearthing the first Egyptian pharaonic tomb that still contained most of its treasures. Still, even this tomb had been robbed in antiquity, although the the robbery attempt was apparently thwarted before the thieves could make away with most of the treasure.

This tomb also yielded something else that had never been found in modern history - the
pristine mummy of an Egyptian king, laying intact in his original burial furniture.

Thus, Tut's tomb gives us a unique opportunity to explore the life of King Tut and allows us to learn more about this essential period in New Kingdom Egyptian history.

Tut Links
Here are links to information about King Tut, available over the Internet. Be sure to check out the actual entries from Howard Carter's journal which are included for your enjoyment.

Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation New
FINALLY! The long awaited online electronic publication of Howard Carter's records of the excavation of the tomb of King Tut! Brought to you by the Griffith Institute.

Learn more about King Tut including his tomb, his name and his treasures.

Who Killed King Tutankhamen
Here's an article that speculates on the cause of the death of King Tut

Tutankhamun Boy King
Here's another nice presentation by Anthony DiPaolo, featuring info about Tut's attendants, death of the king, discovery of his tomb and more!

In The Tomb of Tutankhamun
Learn about the discovery and preservation of Tut's tomb.

Eighteenth Dynasty: King Tut'ankhamun
Enjoy viewing some of the treasures from  Tut's tomb through this virtual museum site.

The Death of Pharaoh
A concise accounting of the life and death of King Tut including some history about the timeframe in which he lived.

The Diaries of Howard Carter
Check out this two part installment of the journal of Howard Carter around the time of his discovery of Tut's tomb.

Part ONE
October 28 - December 31, 1922

Part TWO
January 1 - May 31, 1923

Fun Stuff
Steve Martin - King Tut
If you have Real Audio or Real Player, you can enjoy this clip of Steve Martin's silly song dedicated to King Tut! You can see a transcript of the words HERE

Eye of Horus
Eye of Horus
Made of gold and inlaid lapis, this piece was a pectoral amulet, worn around the neck.

Horus Pectoral Amulet
Here's one of the forms of horus as seen on another beautiful inlaid pectoral amulet.

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This beautiful gold covered statue of the god Ptah has a blue faience cap and a gilded bronze scepter .

Tut's Throne
This is the scene on the throne of King Tut depicting King Tut with his queen Ankhesenamun.

King Tut
This page is dedicated to the Loving Memory of our cat, King Tut.

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